That's David Rastovich. Photo by Jack McCoy
After all the frivolity of the past week I think it's time to return to the more normal fare for this site, that is the rants and ramblings of yours truly, a mat rider.
I hope I haven't offended anyone in the mat industry. (Both of you)
That was just a April Fools post. Not even a good one. Thank you all for playing along with the home game.
If you are one of the 100,000 readers that came to this blog as a result of Kaser's post in the design section, welcome, you might enjoy my other surf blog Frequent Rip Currents. FRC is a more general surf blog where this one is more geared more specifically toward surf mats.
We now continue with our regularly scheduled blog entry...already in progress... sorry but you missed all the good stuff while you were reading the crap up above...
I was in the water last Sunday, the first time in a few weeks, and just having a blast in the shore break with some friends. It's spring in SoCal and while it can be a time of combo swells it can also be a time of no swell but local winds. I am either getting used to cold water (it's still in the upper 50's) or it just seems warm compared to earlier in the season. Ku Yah! and Fresh Aspect are (hopefully) laughing hysterically at this point when I mention that is was a cold winter for us.
So I am just musing on the past winter. Better, I think than average. Enough large swells combined with reasonable conditions for the young changers and more than enough for us geezers to compare it to some epic winter that we really don't remember anymore anyway. I still never made it up the coast to visit the Queen but there is always next year. All this on top of what I remember as a very good fall. Lots of fun size days with morning off shores. I think it's important to take some time to be thankful.
Several people have expressed interest in some sort of mat oriented get together in the near future. If you are interested as well send me an email or use the comments section to let me know when is a good time for a good time. So far it looks like a trip down to the greater San Diego area at this point.
PS - Regarding the photo of the body surfer at the top of the page. This is a great photo but unfortunately I don't know who to give credit to. I don't even remember who's site I pirated it from. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.